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Day 2: Seaside Bites, Day 3: Chucktown Gets Down, and Day 4: What the Pho?!
? It’s the mooooost wonderful time of the yeeear! ? Not going to lie, Charleston Wine + Food might be my favorite festival of the year. It celebrates 2 of the things I love most in life: food and alcohol. What could be better than that?
Night 1 was pretty busy, considering it didn’t even get started until 6pm. First up was the Party for the Partners at the fabulous William Aiken House. This was for select media, partners, participants, etc. It was catered by Fish, and featured lots of yummy cheese, wines, savory macarons, sweet crepes, savory crepes, and (of course) plenty of vino!
The public grand opening party was in Marion Square and featured all things Charleston! Many restaurants and chefs from around the city were featured in 1 giant tent. Picture this: a hundred chefs cooking on hot plates, plus thousands of visitors moving around and drinking alcohol, on a day that was 70 degrees with 94% humidity, in cramped quarters with no air circulation. It was hot. I was sweaty (and I wasn’t alone).
We tried so much yummy food (and some food that was less impressive, but such is life!) and listened to rockin’ music, while sipping on refreshing cocktails. If it was 10 degrees cooler, it would’ve been the perfect night.
Here’s looking forward to many more amazing nights to come! If you see me or Sydney T. hanging out around town during CHSWFF, be sure to say hi! We have stickers!